Elliott Carter (1908-2012)

What Are Years (2009)

for soprano and ensemble

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2009
    • Duration : 12 mn
    • Publisher : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Marianne Moore

Detailed formation
  • soloist : solo soprano
  • flute (also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, bass clarinet (also contrabass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 2 percussionists, harp, 2 violins, 2 second violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 2 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : 26 June 2010
    Location :

    Royaume-Uni, Aldeburgh, Snape Maltings


    Performers :

    Claire Booth : soprano, Ensemble intercontemporain, direction : Pierre Boulez.